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  • ‘Dems have NO policy, just sheer LAZINESS’: John Hayward’s thread on Trump pulling troops

    10/17/2019 7:10:39 AM PDT · by digger48 · 8 replies
    Twitchy ^ | 10/17/2019 | Sam J
    Trump pulling troops from Syria has been controversial at best, and many people on both the Left and the Right have been concerned, angry, outraged, you name it. There are some talking heads saying this move will be far more damaging to Trump’s presidency than even the fake impeachment nonsense Democrats have been pushing for three years. Breitbart’s John Hayward put together a pretty eye-opening thread on Trump’s decision in Syria and it’s definitely worth a read.
  • Turkish President Erdogan 'threw Trump's Syria letter in bin'

    10/17/2019 3:18:53 AM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 28 replies
    BBC World News ^ | Oct 16 ,2019 | BBC World News
    President Erdogan received the letter, thoroughly rejected it and put it in the bin.
  • Kurdish commander: Trump approved deal with Russia, Damascus

    10/17/2019 6:44:40 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 36 replies
    AP ^ | 10 17 2019 | LEFTERIS PITARAKIS and SARAH EL DEEB
    The U.S. President Donald Trump did not oppose a deal struck between the Syrian Kurdish-led forces, Russia and the Syrian government in Damascus to protect against a Turkish offensive in northeastern Syria, the commander of the force said as his fighters battled a new push by Ankara-backed fighters to seize a strategic border town. The commander of the Kurdish-led forces, Mazloum Abdi, said Trump essentially gave the go-ahead for the deal in a phone call Monday. The Kurds’ deal, announced Sunday, came after Trump ordered U.S. troops to step aside as Turkey launched its attack last week. Under the agreement,...
  • [Flashback] Pelosi Says Trump Thinks Federal Workers Can Just 'Ask Their Fathers for More Money'

    10/15/2019 5:10:55 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 22 replies
    businessinsider.com ^ | 1/9/19 | John Haltiwanger
    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Wednesday accused billionaire President Donald Trump of not understanding the financial burden of the government shutdown on federal workers. "He thinks maybe they could just ask their father for more money," Pelosi said. "But they can't."
  • Donald Trump Questions Nancy Pelosi’s Corruption

    10/16/2019 8:22:36 AM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyColonel · 17 replies
    Breitbart ^ | October 15, 2019 | CHARLIE SPIERING
    President Donald Trump questioned House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s dubious participation in stock market initial public offering shares, enriching her family. The president shared a clip Monday highlighting a CBS 60 Minutes report featuring author and Breitbart senior contributor Peter Schweizer’s investigation into Pelosi and her husband participating in at least eight different stock IPOs while in Congress. 60 Minutes reporter Steve Kroft confronted Pelosi on the topic in 2011, but she denied any impropriety. The report noted that Pelosi and her husband participated in an initial public offering of Visa in 2008, while credit card regulation was underway in the...
  • Trump tweets photos of Pelosi’s ‘unhinged meltdown’ at Syria meeting

    10/16/2019 7:19:13 PM PDT · by Kevin in California · 127 replies
    New York Post ^ | 10/16/2019 | Kenneth Garger
    President Trump on Wednesday claimed in a series of tweets that it was House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, not him, who suffered a “meltdown!” at an earlier White House meeting on Syria. Trump sent out three tweets with photos from the gathering, blasting Pelosi and Sen. Chuck Schumer, who stormed out of the meeting and claimed the president called Pelosi “a third-rate politician.” In the first photo shared by Trump, which focuses in on the two lawmakers, the president wrote, “The Do Nothing Democrats, Pelosi and Schumer stormed out of the Cabinet Room!”
  • Trump turns Pelosi's 'meltdown' criticism around: 'She is a very sick person'

    10/16/2019 5:30:08 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 71 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/16/19 | Brett Samuels
    President Trump on Wednesday blasted Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) following a heated meeting at the White House, questioning her mental fitness and commitment to the country. "Nancy Pelosi needs help fast! There is either something wrong with her 'upstairs,' or she just plain doesn’t like our great Country," Trump tweeted. "She had a total meltdown in the White House today," he continued. "It was very sad to watch. Pray for her, she is a very sick person!" Pelosi's office did not immediately respond to a request for comment. SNIP
  • The Do Nothing Democrats, Pelosi and Schumer stormed out of the Cabinet Room!

    10/16/2019 4:19:12 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 44 replies
    Twitter.com ^ | 5:42 PM · Oct 16, 2019 | Donald J. Trump @realDonaldTrump
  • What a Head Scratcher: Biden Lectures Crowd About Not Getting 'Do-Overs When It Comes to National...

    10/16/2019 4:55:20 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 16, 2019 | Beth Baumann
    Full title: What a Head Scratcher: Biden Lectures Crowd About Not Getting 'Do-Overs When It Comes to National Security' 1:40 min. Video at link. Former Vice President Joe Biden on Wednesday lectured Iowa voters about the dangers of making the wrong decisions when it comes to international relations, saying there's no "do-overs when it comes to national security." "All the consequences I’ve mentioned, every single one can be laid at the feet of Donald Trump. You know, he green-lighted Turkish invasion. Now he’s left asking Turkey to stop it. But the damage is done," Biden explained to the crowd. "You...
  • Saudi, Sudanese Troops Arrive in Aden Area After Yemen Denies Deal With Separatists

    10/16/2019 4:01:21 PM PDT · by robowombat · 2 replies
    Sputnik ^ | 00:19 17.10.2019 | SALEH AL-OBEIDI
    Saudi, Sudanese Troops Arrive in Aden Area After Yemen Denies Deal With Separatists © AFP 2019 / SALEH AL-OBEIDI 00:19 17.10.2019 CAIRO (Sputnik) - Saudi and Sudanese troops, tanks and other military hardware rolled into the southern Yemeni province of Aden on Wednesday, a local government source said. The deployment of troops allied with the Yemeni government comes a day after it denied that a deal would soon be inked with separatists that would allow the cabinet to retake its interim seat in Aden. The reinforcements have been stationed west of the key port city between the Aden airport and...
  • Poll: Majority of Republicans Back Trump’s Syria Decision

    10/16/2019 4:32:57 PM PDT · by libstripper · 41 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Oct. 16, 2019 | Joshua Caplan
    A poll released Wednesday found that 57 percent of Republicans support President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw U.S. troops from northern Syria. An Economist/YouGov survey shows 25 percent of Republican respondents said they strongly approve of pulling out troops, while 32 percent stated they somewhat approve of the move. Further, 26 percent of Republicans surveyed said they oppose the move and 18 percent said they do not hold an opinion on the matter. The poll surveyed 1,500 people between October 13th-15th and had a margin of error of plus or minus of 2.7 percentage points.
  • EXCLUSIVE: I have obtained a copy of @realDonaldTrump’s letter to #Erdogan. (Trish Regan)

    10/16/2019 2:12:51 PM PDT · by LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget · 158 replies
    Twitter via Citizenfreepress.com ^ | October 16, 2019 | Trish Regan
  • How Erdogan Planned This Ethnic Cleansing All Along

    10/16/2019 2:43:36 PM PDT · by yoe · 19 replies
    The Gatestone Institute ^ | October 16, 2019 | Malcolm Lowe
    As the Voice of America itself reported on January 23, Erdogan's plan was to resettle three million or more refugees from other parts of Syria in this "security zone" extending twenty miles deep into Syria. Twenty miles may not sound much, but – the VOA omitted to mention – almost all the Kurdish towns of northeastern Syria lie within that area. So Erdogan's intention to annihilate the Kurdish presence in that area and replace it with others has been manifest ever since the beginning of 2019. A whole series of Trump's Republican supporters in the Senate expressed outrage over his...
  • How House voted on condemning Trump re Syria; Gaetz, Meadows among those sticking by Trump

    10/16/2019 2:44:22 PM PDT · by rintintin · 59 replies
    Clerk of the US House of Representatives ^ | Oct 16 2019 | US House of Representatives
    http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2019/roll560.xml FINAL VOTE RESULTS FOR ROLL CALL 560 H J RES 77 16-Oct-2019 BILL TITLE: Opposing the decision to end certain United States efforts to prevent Turkish military operations against Syrian Kurdish forces in Northeast Syria YEAS (ie condemning Trump): 354; NAYS (ie in support of Trump): 60 As you can see, only 60 Republicans were brave enough to stand against the media and neocon/liberal demand for never-ending war. I'm going to message my congratulations to those 60. As the list of "Nos" shows, they included Gaetz, Meadows, Gohmert, and 57 other valiant allies of our president.
  • House Republicans joined Democrats in condemning Trump’s actions in Syria

    10/16/2019 2:54:53 PM PDT · by rintintin · 69 replies
    Vox ^ | Oct 16 2019 | By Ella Nilsen and Li Zhou
    In a bipartisan rebuke to President Donald Trump, the US House of Representatives has overwhelmingly passed a resolution condemning his decision to pull United States troops out of Syria, abandoning US allies in the region as Turkish troops have moved in. The 354-60 vote on the resolution Wednesday was largely symbolic, but it signaled the widespread disapproval among lawmakers for Trump’s latest controversial foreign policy move. It came as fighting continued in northeastern Syria between Turkey and Kurdish fighters, who have been a key US ally in fighting the terror group ISIS.
  • 129 REPUBLICANS REBUKE TRUMP AS HOUSE VOTES TO CONDEMN PRESIDENT'S SYRIA TROOP WITHDRAWAL

    10/16/2019 3:29:30 PM PDT · by rintintin · 84 replies
    Newsweek ^ | Oct 16 2019 | RAMSEY TOUCHBERRY
    Minutes before a small group of key lawmakers were scheduled to discuss the sudden withdrawal of all U.S. troops from northern Syria with President Donald Trump, 129 House Republicans broke ranks and voted Wednesday to rebuke decision. The move to cross party lines and vote with Democrats to condemn the overseas directive showed the overwhelming bipartisan opposition and frustration with Trump for wanting to remove personnel from the Middle Eastern region as Turkey takes military action against Syrian Kurdish forces. The Kurds are American allies who the U.S. has fought alongside for years in an effort to eradicate ISIS from...
  • Top Diplomat Testified That Obama Admin Orchestrated Ukraine Prosecutor’s Firing

    10/16/2019 2:14:09 PM PDT · by hotsteppa · 20 replies
    A top U.S. diplomat and expert on Ukraine testified to Congress yesterday that the Obama administration — with former Vice President Joe Biden as its point man — orchestrated the firing of the Ukrainian prosecutor who was investigating a company connected to the Biden family, sources familiar with the testimony told The Federalist. The testimony of George Kent, a State Department official who works on the agency’s Ukraine portfolio, directly contradicts claims that the Obama administration was merely following the lead of the so-called international community in demanding the firing of Viktor Shokin, a controversial Ukrainian prosecutor who was reportedly...
  • Dems storm out of Syria meeting with Trump: 'We have to pray for his health'

    10/16/2019 2:33:25 PM PDT · by chief lee runamok · 115 replies
    fox ^ | 10/16/2019 | Greg Re
    Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer announced at a news conference outside the White House on Wednesday that they had just walked out of a meeting with President Trump on Syria policy, after he apparently called Pelosi a "third-rate politician" and angrily suggested the Democrats probably appreciated communist Islamic State terrorists in the Middle East.
  • Video: President Trump on ABC Syria hoax: “It was a terrible thing”

    10/16/2019 12:38:21 PM PDT · by rintintin · 9 replies
    ABC reporter said Trump “green lighted” Turkish invasion. Trump responded that’s wrong, and it’s deceptive like ABC’s “Syria bombing video” of Kentucky https://mobile.twitter.com/PolishPatriotTM/status/1184524515604418568
  • Erdogan says Turkey's Syria offensive will end if Kurdish fighters withdraw

    10/16/2019 5:45:03 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 20 replies
    Reuters ^ | October 16, 2019 | Tuvan Gumrukcu and Ece Toksabay
    ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey’s offensive into northeast Syria will end if Kurdish fighters in the region drop their weapons and withdraw from a planned “safe zone”, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Wednesday, but warned that no power could stop it until then. Erdogan said the quickest solution was for militants to drop their weapons and pull back from the area by Wednesday evening. The operation will end when the “safe zone” is established, he said, and Turkey was not open to negotiating this.